Towering toward the sky with her towers and domes, Mission Inn’s architecture easily pulls focus from the glass and steel high rises dotting downtown Riverside. There is something mystical about California’s Mission Revival Architecture that just says, “welcome!” The celebrated types of Hollywood and Washington have married and honeymooned here, and, after my stay, I felt celebrated too. It’s easy to see that getting married here is something you will never forget. This must be the most unstuffy of the true legendary resorts I have visited. The sales managers and catering team will do everything in their power to grant the wishes of the bride-to-be and her guests. Naturally, weddings are a big deal here. There are so many spaces and options to choose from. The St. Francis of Assisi Chapel,
There is the fabulous Kelly’s Spa, a large outdoor pool and a fitness center. To inspire your work-outs, there are 4 restaurants and the irresistible Casey’s Cupcake store. We indulged in Las Campanas, a lively, authentic Mexican outdoor restaurant. Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood truly transported us to culinary heaven. I found the more casual, Mission Inn Restaurant to be the heartbeat of the hotel, situated in an inviting center courtyard.
Guest rooms and suites vary greatly in décor (theme) and size, adding to the fun. Everywhere you turn contributes to a ‘one of a kind’ experience, just like you have dreamed for your wedding day!
Don’t Miss: The 24th Annual Festival of Lights extravaganza, featuring the hotel all bejeweled in 4 million dazzling lights, is a southern California must see! Make a day of it: have a late lunch and walk around town, take a Docent tour or after being wowed, stay for dinner. Runs through 1/7/17.